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Pamela Hicks

EnglishTeacher, Literacy Dept.

Welcome to English III

Welcome to English III and English III Hon. If you would like to know what was done in class or what is being planned for class, please consult the "This Week" agenda and "Last Week" Agenda posted in the classroom, or feel free to email me. . Be aware that plans may change due to unexpected situations. Please email me with any questions; I try to answer within 24 hours.


If you would like to receive reminders/notifications on your phone through texting and be able to contact Mrs. Hicks through texting, you will want to join the Remind 101 for your group--English III (1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th periods.) or Eng. III Hon (2nd and 6th periods). You will find the instructions on how to join in the Files labeled "Syllabus and Lesson Plans". Be sure you are adding your name to the correct class group. Parents, you are welcome to join the group to which your student belongs as well.

English III should join by using the following link on their smartphones:

English III Hon. should join by using the following link on their smartphones:

1st semester

This quarter is centered around the Arthur Miller play, The Crucible. Therefore, we will be researching the original Salem Witch trials and later comparing the play and the history to modern witch hunts. We will also be comparing the interpretation through film to the original text and writing a literary analysis essay, analyzing theme or character development throughout the play. In the second quarter, we will move from colonial America into the birth of the nation and examine seminal American texts like the Declaration of Independence, Constitution Bill of Rights, and famous speeches before making persuasive speeches or essays of our own. Finally, the English III classes will examine argumentation and practice it in a VLT Argumentative Essay, while the honors classes will be learning and practicing rhetorical analysis essays, which they will write for their VLT this semester. 

Please note the daily lesson plans and powerpoints posted at the end of each week to keep informed of makeup work or instructions you need. You can also use the Remind 101 or webmail to contact me about anything specific. Please remember that formative work must be made up within 24 hrs. of the deadline, and any retakes on summatives should be done in a timely manner. If any formative work cannot be made up individually at a later time, students will be excused from that assignment. Otherwise, appointments should be made to meet me at lunch for makeup help.

While we will be reading the play together in class, I will post websites below on which the play can be read in pdf format online; it can also be found in the student textbook. 

Syllabus and Lesson Plans


Class notes, PowerPoints, models, examples, helps